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Jaffrelot, Christophe

Works: 184 works in 618 publications in 2 languages and 11,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Director, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Opponent, Other, 956, 958
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Most widely held works by Christophe Jaffrelot
A history of Pakistan and its origins( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's silent revolution : the rise of the lower castes in North India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India has long been dominated by the upper castes, even though the lower castes make up more than two thirds of the population. This book examines how the lower castes have become more assertive in recent decades
The Hindu nationalist movement in India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a detailed account of the Hindu nationalist movement in India since the 1920s exploring how rapid changes in the political, social, and economic climate have made India fertile soil for the growth of the primary arm of Hindu nationalism, a paramilitary-style group known as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), together with its political offshoots
Religion, caste, and politics in India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Independence the Nehruvian approach to socialism in India rested upon three pillars: secularism and democracy in the political domain; state intervention in the economy; and diplomatic Non-Alignment mitigated by pro-Soviet leanings after the 1960s. These features defined the 'Indian model', and even the country's political identity. From this starting point Christophe Jaffrelot explores the manner in which some of these dimensions have been transformed over the course of time, more especially since the 1980-90s. The world's largest democracy has sustained itself by making more room, not only for the vernacular politicians of the linguistic states, but also for Dalits and OBCs, at least after the Mandal Commission report. But the simultaneous-and related-rise of Hindu nationalism has put the minorities-and secularism-on the defensive, and in many ways the rule of law is on trial too. The liberalisaton of the economy has resulted in growth but not necessarily in development: while the new middle class is changing the face of urban India, the rural areas lag behind and inequalities have become more acute. India has also acquired a new global status, that of an emerging power seeking new political and economic partnerships in Asia and in the West, where the United States remains the first choice of the Indian middle class. The traditional Nehruvian system is giving way to a less cohesive but a more active India, a country that has already become what it is against all the odds. Christophe Jaffrelot tracks India's tumultuous journey of recent decades, exploring the role of religion, caste and politics in weaving the fabric of a modern democratic state
Pakistan : nationalism without a nation?( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This up-to-date account of Pakistan's complicated political tapestry focuses on two related sets of questions. The first concerns the ethnic tensions within Pakistan, including the Mohajir movement, Pashtun and Baloch nationalisms, and the 'Punjabization' of the country. The second focus is the country's complex position within the South Asian region. Kashmir has been for years the main bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan twenty years ago, Pakistan has been also one of the main players in the Afghan war; especially after it supported the Taleban. The book examines Pakistan's foreign policy, including the dialectic between domestic and foreign policy and the role of the army. The many questions raised include the definition of identity, the intersection of religious and ethnic factors, a deeply flawed institutionalization of democracy, control of the state, and the potentially explosive interaction of regional and domestic politics
Emerging states : the wellspring of a new world order by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of global power is undergoing a tectonic shift, with "developing" countries such as India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Africa now asserting their influence. These countries subtly redefine our notion of "strong" and "weak" economics and the relationship between political stability and international might, changing the rules of the international power grab to an extent unheard of since 1945. Emerging states share high growth rates and increasing institutional activities, and they equally pursue integration into the world economy. Yet each country differs in its forms of capitalism and overall economic and political trajectories. China has become "the world's factory," while India is known as "the world's back office." In light of these differences, there is now an urgent need to understand how our conception of "emerging states" corresponds to reality and the new configurations of power they might inspire. This richly documented volume, which contains mroe than one hundred color maps, graphs, and tables, includes the criteria for designating an "emerging" state and describes regional dynamics in several studies. The volume frames the behavior of these new power players and identifies probably challenges that might arise as they enter the world stage
The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of Pakistan from its creation by elite Urdo-speaking Muslims who sought to maintain their dominance to the current rise of Islamists and ethnic separatists
The BJP and the compulsions of politics in India( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as India's strongest political party has changed the face of Indian politics. The growth of Hindu nationalism, which the BJP largely represents, has been widely debated as a potential threat to the future of democracy in India, to Indian secularism, and to the constitutional protection of India's minorities." "This book examines systematically, for the first time, the history of the BJP and its current strategies and dilemmas. Well-known scholars with an intimate knowledge of India's states analyse the specific trajectory of the BJP at the regional level, the structure of its electorates, and the specific challenges it faces in major parts of India." "Topical and wide-ranging as well as rigorously historical and empirical, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the current transformation of Indian politics."--BOOK JACKET
Hindu nationalism : a reader by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hindu nationalism came to world attention in 1998, when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won national elections in India. Although the BJP was defeated nationally in 2004, it continues to govern large Indian states, and the movement it represents remains a major force in the world's largest democracy. This book presents the thought of the founding fathers and key intellectual leaders of Hindu nationalism from the time of the British Raj, through the independence period, to the present. Spanning more than 130 years of Indian history and including the writings of both famous and unknown ideologues, this reader reveals how the "Hindutuva" movement approaches key issues of Indian politics. Covering such important topics as secularism, religious conversion, relations with Muslims, education, and Hindu identity in the growing diaspora, this reader will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Indian politics, society, culture, or history."--Book cover
Revisiting nationalism : theories and processes by Alain Dieckhoff( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers English reading public an opportunity to understand theories of nationalism from the standpoint of a group of renowned French scholars. This work has a thematic and transversal structure that allows the contributors to discuss theoretical, normative, or analytical issues
L'Inde contemporaine de 1950 a nos jours by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in French and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace les grandes étapes politiques, économiques, sociales et culturelles de la plus grande démocratie du monde, nouvelle puissance nucléaire, marquée par les personnalités politiques qui furent à sa tête
Dr. Ambedkar and untouchability : fighting the Indian caste system by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years Ambedkar battled alone against the Indian political establishment, including Gandhi, who resisted his attempt to formalize and codify a separate identity for the Dalits. Nonetheless, he became law minister in the first government of independent India and, more important, was elected chairman of the committee which drafted the Indian Constitution. Here he modified Gandhian attempts to influence the Indian polity. He then distanced himself from politics and sought solace in Buddhism, to which he converted in 1956, a few months before his death."
Armed militias of South Asia : fundamentalists, Maoists and separatists( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A conventional interstate warhas not menaced the Indian subcontinent for more than a decade. Nevertheless, the region has seen its share of terrorism, civil war, military repression, and guerrilla violence, in which armed paramilitary militias and insurgents commit terrible crimes against civilians and the state. For those who hope to understand the ideologies driving these groups, as well as their social organizations and strategies, Laurent Gayer and Christophe Jaffrelot have assembled leading theorists and experts on the politics of South Asia and Myanmar to create a comprehensive text for analytical and comparative study." "Shedding light on the deep complexities of these troubling partnerships, Armed Militias of South Asia critically guides readers through the conflicts of Kashmir, Punjab, Sri Lanka, and other violent hotspots across the subcontinent."--Jacket
Patterns of middle class consumption in India and China by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference, held at Delhi during 7-9 November
The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics : 1925 to the 1990s : strategies of identity-building, implantation and mobilisation (with special reference to Central India) by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslims in Indian cities : trajectories of marginalisation by Laurent Gayer( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslims constitute the largest minority in India yet, surprisingly, they suffer the most politically and socioeconomically. Forced to contend with severe and persistent prejudice, they often fall victim to violence and collective acts of murder. While the quality of Muslim life may lag behind that of Hindus nationally, local, inclusive cultures have been resilient in the south and the east. In the Hindi belt and in the north, Muslims have known less peace, especially in the riot-prone areas of Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Aligarh, and in the capitals of former Muslim states-Delhi, Hyder
L'enjeu mondial les migrations by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'accélération de la mondialisation, la circulation des capitaux, internet et les technologies de communication, l'émergence et l'urbanisation des pays du Sud, le vieillissement des pays du Nord, l'instabilité et les crises politiques, mais aussi le changement climatique, donnent une ampleur sans précédent aux migrations et aux mobilités humaines qui ne cessent d'augmenter et de se diversifier, soulevant de nombreux débats dans les pays de départ comme dans les pays d'accueil. Global et massif, le phénomène migratoire justifie la recherche de nouvelles formes de gouvernance au niveau mondial. L'Enjeu mondial en propose une analyse en cinq volets thématiques : 1) l'évolution récente des migrations internationales , 2) les migrations intérieures, qu'elles soient libres ou forcées , 3) un Sud, terre de migrations , 4) un Nord, entre rejet et intégration , 5) et enfin, les diasporas et leur utilité pour les pays d'origine. Sous la direction de Christophe Jaffrelot et de Christian Lequesne, directeur du CERI (Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de Sciences Po), avec la collaboration des meilleurs spécialistes, L'Enjeu mondial se propose d'éclairer l'un des grands enjeux mondiaux contemporains, combinant analyses et cartographie inédites.Table des matières
Dr Ambedkar and untouchability : analysing and fighting caste by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pakistan at the crossroads : domestic dynamics and external pressures by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top international scholars assess Pakistan's politics and economics and the challenges faced by its civil and military regimes. Contributors examine the state's handling of internal threats, tensions among political parties, police and law-enforcement reform, trends in judicial activism, the rise of border conflicts, financial entanglements with foreign powers, and diplomatic relations with India, China, Afghanistan, and the United States
Rise of the plebeians? : the changing face of Indian legislative assemblies by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles on the caste membership of the members of state-level legislative assemblies of India
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A history of Pakistan and its origins
Alternative Names
Christophe Jaffrelot Frans politicoloog

Christophe Jaffrelot französischer Politologe, Forschungsdirektor am CNRS

Christophe Jaffrelot French political scientist

Jaffrelot, C.

Jaffrelot, C. 1964-

Jaffrelot, C. (Christophe)

Jaffrelot, C. (Christophe), 1964-

Jaffrelot, Christopher 1964-

Jaffrelot, Jean-Christophe

كريستوف جافرلوت

كريستوف جافرلوت عالم سياسة فرنسي

English (268)

French (38)

India's silent revolution : the rise of the lower castes in North IndiaThe Hindu nationalist movement in IndiaReligion, caste, and politics in IndiaPakistan : nationalism without a nation?Emerging states : the wellspring of a new world orderThe BJP and the compulsions of politics in IndiaHindu nationalism : a readerRevisiting nationalism : theories and processes